Monday, 18 June 2018

Haul Post!

Seriously, somebody needs to take away my credit card. I've been buying way too much recently. I didn't realise quite how much until I sat down to edit the photos for this post! We all know I'm not going to stop anytime soon, though, even if one of my June goals is to stick to a budget (I think we all know how that goal's going to go!) Anyway, here's what I've been buying lately...

I spotted these unicorn tea towels in Asda and couldn't resist. I also needed (yes, needed) a new notebook, and this butterfly notebook was super cute and super cheap.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

5 Ways To Make Each Day A Positive One!

I have suffered from depression and anxiety for a long, long, long, long time. And I'm very aware that some days are better than others. And some days, even being positive isn't enough to break you out of that slump you woke up to find yourself in. That black cloud isn't always easily shifted. But there are some really easy ways you can make each day a positive one, even if you do feel paralysed by depression. 

Friday, 15 June 2018

Book Review: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy's counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other's trust, and come to see that what they've been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong.


Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Tea Time* || With Adagio Teas

If you're a long-time reader of this blog, you'll know I am a little bit a lot obsessed with tea. So when Adagio Teas* got in touch with me to ask if I'd like to review some of their teas on my blog? Of course the answer was yes! 

The lovely PR contact at Adagio Teas asked me to send her over a list of some of the teas I fancied from their website. She then carefully picked out a varied selection of loose leaf and bagged tea, and sent them over to me. She also, thoughtfully, included paper tea filters (loose leaf tea is a totally foreign concept to me!) and a glass mug and infuser. Which has made my tea drinking experience even better!

Monday, 11 June 2018

Sleeping Well* || With Benenox

Some time ago, quite some time ago now actually, I wrote a post introducing Benenox, talking about what it does and explaining why sleep is such an important part of our lives. You can read that post here, if you like. Well, since writing that post, I've been taking Benenox every night (mostly - I am human and have, on occasion, forgotten!) in order to see whether its claims are true. I'm here today to answer the question; does Benenox really help improve your sleep? 

Sunday, 10 June 2018

June Goals!

Can't quite believe I'm writing this post to be honest. How on earth is it June already? I mean, January felt like it lasted about twelve months all on it's own. But the last four months? They've just flown by! With a new month comes a new batch of goals, but first let's take a look back at how I got on with my goals for May.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Key Pieces For A Stylish Look || Guest Post

There’s nothing wrong with updating your look with the help of those trendy pieces you’ve seen around, whether it’s the animal-print faux-fur coat, or a glittery dress (okay, that one MUST be a staple!) – but what happens when you sneak a peek into your closet with the aim to dress quickly and achieve that effortless glow?
It’s tough to find the right essential pieces that will work for pretty much every occasion, that will look flattering on every physique and make you feel comfortable at all times. However, the following have made the cut precisely for their impeccable simplicity and the ease with which you’ll put them on every day for work, your afternoon window shopping, or a gossip session with your besties.
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